It’s been a while since the elections in India, and to be honest, I don’t know enough about Indian politics and politicians, sadly enough. But I have heard my parents discussing the new Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, and the implications of the BJP sweep in the parliament. So I decided to learn more about the Indian political system, with the help of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and his segment “India Jones and the Elections of Doom”. (Which is worth watching to understand the fundamentals of Indian politics.) So this post is technically late, but I had to take some time to learn more about Modi – or “NaMo” as he is affectionately called by his followers.
So let’s start at the very beginning: the basics.